What a sad and tearful weekend in sports that the nation had to go through. The nation was mourning the loss of three of the finest sport stars Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain and goal keeper Senzo Meyiwa, 800m World Champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi as well as female boxer Phindile Mwelase. The trio were laid to rest this past Saturday may their souls rest in peace.
Moving on to cheerful news the FINA World in Singapore ended this past Sunday and South Africa was well represented again, with our golden boy Chad being the overall winner for the men and Katinka Hosszu from Hungary winning it for the women. Chad Le Clos won all his three races which is equivalent to 3 gold medals, in 50m, 100m as well as 200m butterfly. Roland Schoeman is like wine he gets better with time he also won gold in the 50m breaststroke he then won silver in race 50m butterfly that Chad won, Ryk Neethling must be kicking himself. Myles Brown also won silver in the 400m freestyle. The boys did well in representing Mzansi I wonder where the ladies were at.
The Titans went to the Momentum One Day Cup break on a high when they beat the Cobras and Warriors back to back. They beat the Cape Cobras by 6 wickets to win their first MOD match. It was like they used Jay Z’s ‘On to the next one’ as a pre-match meditation when they carried their winning momentum forward by winning against the Warriors they won by 7 wickets, de Bruyn won it for the team when he made a phenomenal 152 runs from 144 balls. The back to back wins were enough to earn their coach Rob Walter a three contract extension, life for coaches in the cricket world must be really nice can’t say the same about soccer. In soccer losing 2 matches in a row then winning two in a row can still get you fired. After winning the series 2-0 against the Black Caps and topping the ICC ODI rankings now being number one on Tests and ODI’s, the Proteas now look forward to the T20 series against the Aussies.
During the mourning period all PSL matches were postponed in honor of the departed and will resume this week. Midweek fixtures will continue as planned the only exception will be the Pirates/Platinum Stars match as Pirates players are still mourning therapy and all. A friend of mine said to me our grandma’s as well as other loved ones died and we never went for therapy well I say kenya tshelete o tla bona (put in some money and you’ll see/with money you can do anything). Pirates players will resume playing against Matsatsantsa a Pitori this coming Sunday (9 November 2014). The first T20 match between the Proteas and the Aussies is scheduled for Wednesday (5 November 2014) with the second and third match scheduled for Friday (7 November 2014) and Sunday (9 November 2014) respectively, good luck to the boys we can dominate the cricket world by ranking 1st in all formats only if we believe anyway we’ve done it before.
CAF is saying they won’t postpone AFCON they won’t be threatened by EBOLA, I wonder how you guys feel about this have your say. Bra Shakes is also set to announce Bafana squad to face Sudan and Nigeria on Tuesday (04 November 2014).
HAVE A SPORTFUL WEEKEND MAHLANYA A PITORI!
Edited By: K